IDK what the big problem is. I have 8 BSL hens, a roo, 3 pekin females and a pekin drake all in one pen. They have a pool in there and several areas to sleep and nest. The mess isnt that bad. I go out every two weeks and get the compressed wood chips that expand with water and that takes up the mess. Theres no smell from my place either....cept when I have to change the pool water.